Castillo de Tajarja

The small town belongs to the municipality Chimeneas. The origins of the village dates back to the era of Muslim domination. In the years following after the Reconquista a strong immigration of Christian settlers to occupy the uninhabited town took place like in the rest of Granada, in the case of this hamlet the people mainly came from Murcia and Castilla la Nueva .


In the center of the town are two arches with five battlements, built by the Muslims. You can find also a medieval palace built by the duke and lord of Lachar. The church was an old Arab mosque where now the patron saint, Our Lady of Peace is located.


The church of Castillo de Tajarja
The church of Castillo de Tajarja

The viewpoint "El Mirador", a site located on the highest point of the well, where you can overlook the Vega of Granada, Sierra Nevada anf Sierra Elvira. Sima is a very ancient cave that served as a refuge for bandits, who came down from the mountains.

One of the gates of Castillo de Tajarja
One of the gates of Castillo de Tajarja

Points of Interest in Castillo de Tajarja

  • Church (late 19th century);
  • Casa Grande;
  • Two city gates;
  • Cave Sima.

Festivities in Castillo de Tajarja

  • On the 24th of January the festivities are held in honor of Virgen de la Paz (patron):
  • On the 2nd of February the Candelaria is celebrated;
  • San Marcos is celebrated on th 25th of April;
  • The village fair is held in July;
  • On the 31st of October the Feast of the chestnut is celebrated.

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Basic Information Castillo de Tajarja

Castillo de Tajara  (37°07′00″N 3°52′40″O)

Altitude: 857 meters

Population: 390 inhabitants (2011)



Distance to Granada: 33 km

Distance to the beach: 79 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 119 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 16 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium high


  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: no
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Castillo de Tajarja

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